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it is known as liquid cocaine. another campus bans an alcoholic drink of choice after 16 end up in the hospital. my vehicle was struck. >> plus erasing the scars of war. see the heart warm story of a soldier moving on. plus topper is tracking your forecast. will it stay drive? is the apparently vicious beating death of a silver spring man outside a dc nightclub murder or not? well, earlier today dc police seemed convince that it is. >> now it appears murder charges against the five men arrested in that beating may be dropped or at least reduced. it all started outside the dc nine club on 9th street early this morning. gary nurenberg brings us
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up-to-date. >> reporter: the man was only 27 when he died early this morning. >> he was very nice. he was a humble person. lovely, lovely family person. he didn't deserve to die. >> reporter: police this morning seemed conve d that is what happened. >> a beating like this as a result of a property damage, someone has lost their live from a savage beating which appears to be justice ridiculous. >> reporter: so the five men still at the scene were arrested on murder charges. >> they closed the club which offered condolences to his family announced some upcoming concerts would be moved to the rock 'n' roll hotel and said "we very much look forward to our day in court. "even as officers closed the club, they offered a press conference as police sources began indicating new information could lead them to drop or
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reduce the murder charges. she abruptly cancelled. the uncertainty haunting the family. >> i want to know why. >> and that was gary nurenberg bringing us up-to-date on that report. well, a virginia jury says a 21-year-old marine abducted and raped a university of maryland grad student, attacked her friend and then tried to get another woman. he was convicted of 14 counts today. the jury recommended five life sentences plus 168 years. torres was arrested back in february after he abducted the 23-year-old woman and raped her. police later linked him to another abduction and a rape. torres was also linked to a double murder in illinois, but he's never been charged in that one. the suspicious death of an 18-year-old man has now been ruled a homicide.
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franconia police say he went to a camp on thursday and died less than an hour later. they believe he was involved in a fight that caused major bodily trauma. police are now looking for suspects in the case and they're still waiting for the autopsy results. police in hickory, north carolina now searching the home of a missing 10-year-old girl with cadaver dogs. she was last seen by her step mom saturday morning. investigators hauled away mattresses and box springs from the home. the step mom is charged with obstruction of justice. police say she wrote the fake ransom note found in the home when she was reported missing. there is an alcoholic energy drink that is causing quite a stir on college campuses everywhere. it's called four low co. >> some say the -- loco. >> some say the combination of alcohol and caffeine is causing students to end up in an emergency room. we sent lindsey mastis to college park to see if it's making an impact closer to home. >> reporter: well, derek, i'm on route one which is no
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stranger to students and alcohol. the moment we whipped out one of these, students stopped in their tracks. they want to know why we have it out and i was told this is an extremely popular drink. we did the math and found out that drinking one of these is equivalent to drinking nearly five beers. it's 12% alcohol. >> 12? >> reporter: it has 140% more alcohol than a bottle of beer. it even as a nickname. >> liquid cocaine is stuff like that. they say drinking a couple of them is doing a lot of coke. i wouldn't know. >> reporter: students say it's popular because it's cheap. we found it for two and a half bucks at a liquor store. >> it's cheap for college. >> reporter: under age students say they can't seem to pass it up. >> i only drank it a little bit but i got pretty tipsy on a couple sips. >> i blacked out. i don't remember much of the night. >> reporter: but do students think the drink is it dangerous?
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>> definitely bad. i wouldn't drink it again. >> if you drink more than one, it's very dangerous. >> reporter: this parents beliefs it is. >> totally dangerous. one can has so much alcohol. >> reporter: others say you can't blame the drink for the drinker's mistake. >> people drink in college and they don't know when to stop and that -- the four logo isn't going to change that. >> reporter: we contacted the distributor and a statement reads in part "an independent panel of scientific and food safety experts examined the effect of caffeine when added to alcoholic beverages. the panel unanimously concluded that combining caffeine and alcohol is safe. we recently submitted the report to the fda for its review. and i asked students how they found out about this four logo, they said they didn't learn about this until they went to college and it seems that the house parties is where this is
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most popular. many of the students told me that's where they drink it. they said they haven't seen it in the bars. derek. >> well, lindsey, we've talked about the amount of alcohol. you said 12% or 24 proof. how much caffeine is in that can? >> reporter: well, derek, we know there is caffeine. it says so on the label. it doesn't say how much. i asked the company. they said it's less than what you would get in a 12-ounce cup of coffee. derek. >> all right. a lot of that can. lindsey mastis, thank you. meantime, a popular chain of day care centers is under investigation to fight. last night we told you -- tonight. last night we told you about a man that is charged with sodomizing four and 5-year-old girls at the private day care school in centreville. they issued dozens of violations earlier this week. the 22-year-old ryan murray pleaded gill too he to given two six -- guilty for given two 6-year-old boys candy for a
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sexual act. parents say they never knew. >> it surprises me they didn't know the parents. the teachers are good, but that doesn't excuse the fact that nothing was said. the virginia department of social services which oversees day cares is now investigating the facility in centreville. the company's coo issued a statement saying "mini land regrets this has occurred. we have met with all of the parents and staff and is continuing to offer support at this time". new york has always had bits bulls out on wall street, but never in times square. >> they were there today. new yorkers got a big treat with a rodeo right in the heart of time square. if featured some of the world's top bull riders all trying to stay on a bull for eight seconds. this is in time square. next week they start their world finals in vegas. >> it always looks painful.
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i'm meteorologist topper shutt. a chilly night and the winds are still howling. grab your sunglasses and a jacket tomorrow. 48 at 5:00. 48 at 7:00. only 55 at 9:00. we'll come back. we'll talk about when the winds subside if we stay dry all weekend. i'm going to show you where it snowed. stay tun my vehicle was struck by a device. >> still ahead tonight, erasing the scars of war. see the heart warming story of a soldier finding a way to move on. and celebrate his triumph as he raises a family. that is coming up. [ male announcer ] martin o'malley sworn in. inherits a billion-dollar surplus, low unemployment. o'malley signs the biggest tax hike in maryland history. raids chesapeake bay fund to cover spending. gives raises to top aides. business climate ranks 45th worst in the nation.
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now 200,000 jobs lost. o'malley covers up jobs report that proved maryland's economy stalled. if re-elected, o'malley will raise taxes again. whether he does, is up to you. until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown team.
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so i asked citi -- how many thankyou points it would take to give them something special. their old seats, 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. in tonight's health alert, cosmetic surgery with a profound purpose. many soldiers have come back from iraq and afghanistan with multiple disfiguring injuries. the military's team of doctors do a great job handling the major life changing operations but some vets could still use extra finesse to smooth out the battle scars. ryan signed up with the army to fight for his country. but like all too many, ended up fighting for his life. >> i'm back from an early morning patrol with my vehicle and it was struck by an explosive device which resulted in the amputation of my right
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arm and left leg. >> reporter: it would have been easy for this 29-year-old to shut down and give up. but there was his wife of six years. and now there are two children who love having daddy around. and then there are his fellow soldiers who were in the truck the day of the explosion. >> unfortunately two other guys in the truck with me didn't make it out. the knowledge that i've lost those two guys with me and they weren't able to come home to their families and able to get a second chance. >> reporter: another constant reminder of tht fateful day are the scars. not only from the shrapnel but all of the surgeries. >> i certainly knew that they were more apparent and it just gave folks an extra reason to kind of look. >> reporter: ryan was introduced to dr. sing, a dc area plastic surgeon who volunteers his time for a program called operation iraq
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star. he paid nothing. doctor sing helped correct his scars. >> but now while all that internal work has been done, he's left with a visible thick, itchy, irritated scar. and using plastic surgery techniques we're able to excise that area, cut that out, restitch it with fine little sutures to try to help make it better. >> reporter: but there is one scar the retired captain didn't want fixed. one for those buddies who didn't make it home. >> it's kind of my bad jaw or my battle scar. >> again, this free program is available to veterans of iraq and afghanistan who need some extra cosmetic work. >> this guy has been through so much. but i have to ask you, they had the kids after he came back? after he went through all of that? >> this is one of my favorite parts of the story. absolutely. his wife nancy stood by him through this whole process and their deal was this. as soon as she was done pushing a wheelchair when he was up and around and moving around, then they could talk about pushing a stroller. >> wow. and they obviously did more than
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talk. >> they did. [ laughing ] >> and, do you know what, i don't think she got away with him not changing diapers. i think he had to do that too. >> all right. good job. thanks, anita. coming up tomorrow, why dr. sing has such a strong pull to give back and offer up his time and skills to this great organization and soldiers like ryan. an all new david letterman is coming up next, so let's take a quick look at that. >> today earlier today jack ass 3d opened. [ laughing ] >> is it oscar season already? >> i've actually seen some scenes from that it's kind of entertaining. >> it does look good. >> the boys in my house love that show. >> the boys here too. >> the boys here too. [ laughing ] >> the porta-potty up in the air. >> when you can see inside. >> that's good stuff. okay. we have a pretty nice weekend. a very fall like weekend. winds are going to be with us all day.
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now, the winds that brought our winds today and the rain yesterday, check what it did out in vermont. a little bit of snow up there. in fact, they have a little bit of dusting. and snow in the mountains too. >> there it is. >> i was getting scared. >> not as scared as i was. [ laughing ] >> so a little snow. not much. temperatures hovered around freezing. remember, it can be above freezing at the surface and still fall as snow. okay. for us, here we go. very nice tomorrow. 65. windy, though. see you at the dog walk at 10:30 at the local park in potomac. 151 oakland drive. check in is 9:30. great on sunday. 72. we'll talk about the redskins forecast in a minute. and then upper 60s on monday. monday is fine as well. clouds come in monday night. probably see some showers after midnight. but monday is fine. all right. we'll break down saturday. day planner for you. upper 40s to start. chilly. not quite 60 by lunch time. still a beautiful day. and then 64 by evening and
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windy. pretty much across the board. in fact, look at the winds gusting to 18 at national. wind gusts to 22 at andrews. 28 miles per hour wind gusts in haegers town. they're going to be with -- hagerstown. they're going to be with us tonight and tomorrow. not quite as much of an impact. winds northwest 10-20. occasionally with higher gusts. and then for tomorrow morning, mostly sunny, windy and chilly. 40s and 50s. winds northwest 10-20. and by afternoon, a very nice day. mostly sunny, windy and cool but nice. highs near 65. wins northwest at 10--- winds northwest at 10-20 and gusty. when you have the winds at 10-20, the 65 doesn't feel as warm as it should if it were a tranquil day. redskins forecast, clear, breezy and cool. 58-68. that is the temperature window for the entire game with winds west, northwest at 10-15. so when you're tailgating, a t-shirt will be fine. but if you go to the game, you're going to need a light
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jacket or sweatshirt because it will fall into the 50s before the game is over. next seven days, 50 tomorrow. sunny. beautiful on sunday. clouds come in monday and monday night. showers late. this is not a big weather maker. showers still on tuesday. we're still in the upper 60s. better chance for showers on wednesday. still not a huge deal. and then nice, 70 again on thursday. and 65 on friday with sunshine. so i'll be at the dog walk tomorrow morning. you will be somewhere tomorrow night. >> that's right. light the night downtown dc. >> all right. bundle up either one. >> yes. we have a little breaking news for you right now out of arlington. the westbound lanes of route 50 closed down. there was an accident there. police say just before 10:00 tonight, a car and a motorcycle collided and the motorcycle driver has died. no word yet on when that route will reopen again. route 50 in arlington completely shut down westbound right now. all right. let's talk some football right
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now. >> we have big college and high school football weekend. >> and redskins. >> we'll see. donovan is going to have a lot to do with that. >> donovan mcnabb doing what leaders do tonight. coming up. brett favre takes full responsibility for the team's offense. we'll talk about that. and maryland madness in college park signifies hoop season right around the corner. michael reeves, you're the man, next.
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and now with 9 sports with dave irwin, the best sports in town. >> 24 wins and a share of the regular season acc crown. 2009 was pretty good for maryland, but it ended in heartache. a two-point loss at the buzzer to michigan state in the second round of the ncaa tournament. well, 2010 begins, of course,
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with maryland madness. check out gary. doning the flight suit. i tell you, the top gun maverick. williams in his 22nd year was all part of the program at the center. here she is introducing her squad. the women begin the season november 2nd. the men november 1st against florida southern. some pro ball now, donovan mcnabb taking full responsibility for the offense's inconsistency. his completion rate is just 56%. in fact, jason campbell, remember him, he has a better percentage than mcnabb. donovan is also 21st in overal pass rating. focusing on the end of the packer game is a good place to start. >> i think what we can do is feed off of it realizing why we had that success. and be able to carry it on. there is a lot of factors that play into that, and i think for
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me it's being able to set the tone for the rest of the guys. and there were throws that i didn't make that i look forward to making this week. >> josh hamilton, what a come back story. first inning bob marley redemption song. the rangers were up 5-0 but the yanks have come all the way back. it's 6-5 heading into the 9th. week seven high school football. we had our cameras all over the dmv. remember the titans. dc williams released the cannons tonight and storming warriors and swarming hornets. who got the advantage? we'll have all of that coming up next in sports. >> so, ah, your seat good?
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got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru.
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inherits a billion-dollar surplus, low unemployment. o'malley signs the biggest tax hike in maryland history. raids chesapeake bay fund to cover spending. gives raises to top aides. business climate ranks 45th worst in the nation. now 200,000 jobs lost. o'malley covers up jobs report that proved maryland's economy stalled. if re-elected, o'malley will raise taxes again. whether he does, is up to you.
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now the toyota report. >> welcome to week seven. tonight we start in gaithersburg and whitman beast of the west. both 5-1 but they have gotten there differently. the trojans have squeaked out a couple wins. let's get out there. it is our game of the week. talk about making catches in bumper to bumper traffic. you go, boy. trojans up early in this one. later gaithersburg driving again. they turned away gaithersburg. the whitman offense couldn't get it going tonight.
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they tried the hook and lateral. the hook is pretty good but the lateral huh huh. that is not working. gaithersburg the winner they take it 26-7. >> jack did a great job. they didn't play last week. came back from injury. he had a great day and it was really big that we're having to break out on top of them early. so we didn't have to worry about stopping the run too much. >> all right. battle of unbeaten. sherwood at damascus. i just love when a hard nosed running back squares his shoulders and gets up field. sherwood battles it across the goal line for the game's first store. so pick it up late. it's a game, isn't it. oh, yes, it is. the quarterback gets it to bradshaw who just gets inside. 27-20. . >> hi. you've you've watching toyota dc
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and that is brandon johnson bang, bang, bang, bang. he scores the touchdown. the quarterback had a pretty good game too. this is joseph maranelli on the opposite end. west potomac 54-12. dc williams at wt woodson. here come the cavs. andrew mckaitis. wt woodson on the board first. williams right back. had is a rope and it's -- this is a rope and it's frozen. that's a pretty good play. this one not so much. woodson's michael reid is all man. a little later dc's will rossie yardage as in run after catch. dc wins 31-21. more sky nine. vikings up tried a little run. woodbridge would go on to win this one 46-20. all right. time to take all these plays and
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figure out which one was best. my staff back there and myself came together to choose our play of the night. we call it the lite o'the nite. and it comes from sky nine. let's check it out. here we go. let's get back to high above north point and westlake. first play from scrimmage. tony hail. hail, yes. 95 yards. westlake beat north point your winner 27-26. remember you can always log on to for the latest scores. it's all on our website that is going to do it for all our camera men and hard working staff behind the scenes. i want to thank you for doing such a great time. we leave you with a band taking us out of here. take it out of here, everybody.
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